BGA: New Tax Credit For Private Schools Have Monetary Advantage Over Public SchoolsThe head of a government watchdog group said there seems to be an imbalance built into the new tax credit for private and religious school students that is part of the new school funding formula.
Public School Advocates Urge Legislators To Override Governor's School Funding BillPublic school advocates organize a rally in Chicago, urging to legislators to override Gov Rauner's veto of SB1.
At Issue: Education Advocates Hopeful School Funding Formula Will Change For The BetterThe Illinois General Assembly is forging ahead with measures to overhaul the way Illinois distributes state tax revenue for public schools.
Emanuel To Rauner: Keep Your School Funding PromiseMayor Rahm Emanuel pledged to hold Gov. Bruce Rauner to his promise to increase education funding, now that the Republican venture capitalist has been sworn in as governor.
School Administrators Plan Push To Overhaul Public SchoolsA group of school administrators has outlined a plan to change curricula and modify some hiring practices, in an effort to improve school performance; but overhauling school funding has proven to be a thorny issue.
Lawmakers Seek Public Input On Plan To Revamp School FundingState lawmakers who have predicted huge property tax hikes for suburban homeowners under a measure to overhaul funding for public schools have invited the public to provide input on the plan Tuesday night in Arlington Heights.
Thompson Center Rally Seeks Public Funds For Private SchoolsStudents, teachers and parents staged a big rally for so-called "school choice" at the Thompson Center today, trying to make sure their voices are heard in the debate over school funding.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Gary Schools Scrap Summer Programs Due To Budget WoesSummer school in Gary, Ind., isn't what it used to be, and a budget deficit is to blame.
Gary Public Schools Campaigning To Get Kids BackThere's a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.
Group: Public School Funding Methods Violate Civil RightsThe head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.
Fewer, Poorer Kids In Illinois SchoolsA new report shows Illinois now with fewer, and poorer, schoolchildren.